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Christopher Bushell
Birth: Oct. 31, 1887
Death: Aug. 8, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Neston, Cheshire, hw served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 7th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, British Army. In actions at Tergnier, France, on March 23, 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Bushell personally led C Company of his battalion, with an Allied regiment in a counter-attack. In the course of this attack he was severely wounded in the head, but continued to carry on encouraging and re-organizing his men. He refused even to have his wound attended to until he had placed the whole line in a sound position and turned back movement by the enemy. He then went to Brigade Headquarters, reported the situation, had his wound dressed and returned to the firing line. In the face of machine-gun and rifle fire, he exhorted the troops to remain where they were and to kill the enemy. In spite of his wounds, he refused to go to the rear, until he was removed to the dressing station in a fainting condition. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in command of his battalion, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on May 3, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Bushell later died leading his men in the opening attack of the last great offensive near Morlancourt, France. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Querrieu British Cemetery
Querrieu
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: E.6.
 
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Record added: Nov 25, 2004
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